Thank you for visiting. I am a writer, currently living and in working in Cornwall. My deep and abiding interest lies in relationships between people and environment – how we connect to land and sea, make a home for ourselves, the different ways we imagine and tell stories about our place in the landscape.
An anthropologist by training I have carried out doctoral research into Cornish fishing communities, taught as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and carried out Postdoctoral Research into displacement and welfare for the University of Kent. More recently I have been experimenting with creative modes of writing and am currently working on a non-fiction book about home, belonging and inheritance.
A graduate of the Creative Writing Programme in Brighton, I have also been writing fiction – stories ranging from Celtic Cornwall to the contemporary Caucasus Mountains. My writing and research is inspired and informed by my travels and explorations at home and abroad, alongside practices of walking, writing outdoors, ethnography and craft. In 2017 I will be drawing inspiration from my training as a Ranger on an estate in West Cornwall, a landscape rich in history, archaeology and nature. I will also be developing ideas for a project exploring history and sense of place in sites of rewilding.